Slowing Down

It's been over a year since I posted here. It's not a good excuse, but I have been busy. New opportunities have presented themselves and new responsibilities have come along with them.

But I took a 20' fall on lead while trad climbing on this rock a few weeks ago. That's not me in the picture, but you get the idea.

Much appreciation goes to my intrepid belayer - he did an excellent job. My BD Camalots were placed perfectly and did their jobs just as well.

Only one problem - a shallow ledge interrupted my otherwise pleasant trip down and a broken heel was the result.

So here's a tip. Whatever you do, wherever you go - do not under any circumstance break your heel.

The prognosis was unclear for awhile. Things are looking better today, but months of recovery and PT await. And it could've been a whole lot worse.

So it's all good. Now I've got time - time to slow down, time to think and time to write!

Father, help me learn everything I can from this and emerge more like the man you made me to be.


Anonymous said...

I check all the time to see if you have written, glad to see your back

ExtemeGadgetGuy said...

Good to hear things are looking up with your heal. Months of recovery don't sound good, though. We'll be praying.

Mike Aleckson said...

Thanks alot, guys, for your encouragement and your prayers!